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Cooling the Public Realm: Climate-Resilient Urban Design

This paper discusses the need for planning and design practitioners to expand their scope to implement desired ecological outcomes across spatial scales that comprise urban systems and physical networks.
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This paper discusses the need for planning and design practitioners to expand their scope to implement desired ecological outcomes across spatial scales that comprise urban systems and physical networks. The paper helps build the case for integrating climate science, natural systems and resilient urban design to bring about desirable micro-climates within compact, pedestrian-friendly built environments. In doing so, urbanists can shape systems to shrink our ecological footprint, configure resilient urban form and adapt our cities to climate change. The original publication of this author’s version is in Resilient Cities (2011) and available at www.springerlink.com
Authored By: Jeffrey Raven
Published On: 1 Jun 2011